Happy last Monday of the month of April everyone! I am beyond excited this morning to be rolling out my first official Mom Sexy post for my new monthly meme. I have been totally overwhelmed by how well my whole revolution to bring Mom Sexy back has been received so far, and I just can’t wait to hear more empowering stories of moms making a comeback in the sexy department each and every month!
I’ve said before that Mom Sexy is not about how you look. Mom Sexy is an ATTITUDE. It’s about how you feel in your own skin, and that means being confident and loving and accepting yourself for WHO YOU ARE at this point in your life. Because as mothers, we don’t have to look like cover girls in order to get our hot vibe goin’ on. And that’s one of the things that’s so great about Mom Sexy. There are NO HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS and NO SAMPLE SIZES TO FIT INTO in order to be considered a role model for other women.
Because Mom Sexy is NOT A NUMBER.
For as long as I can remember, I have been a complete and total slave to my scale. Each and every morning as soon as I get out of bed, I take off every last stitch of clothing and head into the bathroom to see what magic number is going to show up on that stupid appliance. To be quite honest, I’ve been borderline OBSESSED with checking that number every single day. And if those digits happen to rise above a certain cut-off point that I’ve deemed “acceptable” for myself, then I pretty much feel like complete and total shit for the rest of the day. And that definitely doesn’t make me feel sexy.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve refused a piece of birthday cake at a party because I’m afraid that the scale won’t let me live it down the next morning. I can’t even begin to count the number of instances where I’ve ordered a grilled chicken salad for dinner instead of the penne pasta because I know that the salad is much more likely to generate a positive response from the dreaded scale. And I’ve even gone so far as to give up booze for a week or two just to watch the number go down a couple of pounds. But Mama just doesn’t function all that well without her night cap.
I have been on my Zumba kick for a little over a month now, and this is the absolute best that I’ve felt in a long time. I feel healthy. I feel invigorated. And of course it’s pretty obvious that I feel sexy as hell. And you know what? That scale hasn’t budged since I started shaking my ass. I’m stuck at the same weight that I was at before I started my classes…but my jeans suddenly fit better. And my muffin top is disappearing. And my tush is finally at the same latitude as my hips instead of being closer to my knees. And I’m starting to realize that in order to completely embrace my inner Mom Sexy, I need to let go of my dependence on that damn scale. So that is exactly what I’m going to do. Because I am NOT going to allow myself to be defined by a number.
I’ve prepared a little treat for all of my awesome Mom Sexy peeps out there. That’s right ladies…I finally vlogged. So here is my debut.
There you have it chicas!! I’ve officially broken up with my abusive boyfriend, the scale. And I don’t miss that bastard one bit.
With that being said, my question to you this month is:
What in your life is holding you back from feeling Mom Sexy? What is that one thing that you need to let go of in order to let your inner sexy emerge?
If you would like the chance to be my Mom Sexy Blogger of the Month for May, then all you need to do is to either leave a comment and answer the question above, or if you are really feelin’ the sexy vibe, you can grab my Mom Sexy button, and write your own post and answer the question there! The McLinky below will be up until this Friday…and I absolutely cannot wait to read your posts!
The new Mom Sexy lady for May will be announced sometime on Saturday, May 1st…so make sure to check back so you can congratulate her!!
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